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Newsletter: 23rd September 2022

Harvest! The season of Harvest celebrations is almost here. Children across the Partnership are beginning to get ready for it, learning songs and putting together a class contribution to each school’s service. Buckland Brewer’s sevice takes place at the parish church next Thursday at 1:30pm. Parents, friends and the wider community are welcome to come […]

Newsletter: 16th September 2022

HM The Queen Thank you for your understanding as the Partnerhsip has navigated the week since the Queen’s passing last Thursday. It has been very hard to tread the appropriate line between marking this historically significant moment and not overwhelming the children, and I think we’ve got the balance about right. The children have all […]

9th September 2022

I am sure you will join me in voicing our sadness at this evening’s news of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen. So soon after our wonderful Platinum Jubilee celebrations earlier in the year, there is an added poignancy with the announcement. From Friday and into next week, staff will be marking this moment […]

Newsletter: 22nd July 2022

Business Week Success! It’s been lovely to see Business Week flourishing in both Buckland Brewer and Parkham schools this week. The children have researched and set up their own mini-enterprises with advertising, a set-up grant and stock ready for yesterday’s sales on the school playgrounds. The diversity of ideas from the children has been fantastic […]

Newsletter: 15th July 2022

Science Week A huge well done to all of our children across the Partnership for a fabulous Science Week this week. The standard of research, hypothesising and testing across all 11 classes has been amazing, not to mention the beautifully presented Investigation Boards which have been created. All three schools have already, or are about […]

Newsletter: 8th July 2022

Shorter Newsletter This week’s Newsletter is shorter than usual, I’m afraid. This is due to the London Residential only getting back at 11pm on Thursday, leaving very little time to put a publication together. We’ll be back to normal next week. FOPPS’ Leavers’ Disco We are so excited to be able to see our year […]

Newsletter: 1st July 2022

London final arrangements For the Y5s who are in London next week, please remember to be in school at 7:30am on Tuesday so we can be away from school by 8am at the very latest. Don’t forget to bring spending money in two separate envelopes which Mrs Eavis will collect in when you arrive at […]

Newsletter: 24th June 2022

Adventure Champions! Well done to all of the Year 6’s who took part in last week’s residential to Bude. If you’ve not seen the photos from the week-long activity filled trip, click on the Adventure Bude 2022 link on the menu of this page to see the amazing things the children got up to. The […]

Jubilee Newsletter 27th May 2022

A Platinum Effort! The children from across the Partnership have enjoyed celebrating the historic Platinum Jubilee celebrations this week.Thank you to everyone -children, parents, PTAs and staff- who have contributed to the amazing feeling in the schools this week. We hoped this would be something that would stay in the children’s minds for years to […]

Newsletter: 20th May 2022

Next week, all three schools have a full programme of activities to mark the Platinum Jubilee. On Monday, Woolsery children will be holding a Street Party on the playground, with traditional country dancing and the culmination of their art and bunting display. On Monday afternoon, Andrew Hewitt, Chair of Buckland Brewer Parish Council join the […]

Newsletter: 13th May 2022

School Lunch ordering As you know, we are in the process of bringing our systems in line across all three schools. One huge current difference from your point of view is the ordering of school lunches. At the moment, Woolsery families can order or change meals up to the night before whereas Buckland and Parkham […]

Newsletter: 6th May 2022

We are aware of an online game currently doing the rounds called “Poppy Playtime”. This has been blocked by school systems but we are aware that there is also a Youtube version in addition to the game. Like previous content I’ve written to you about, this contains survival-based horror and violence. The game does not […]

Newsletter: 29th April 2022

The Village School Partnership officially launched on Monday! The only change I think you’ll have noticed straight away is our new phone system which was installed over the holidays. This allows our admin team to transfer calles between schools without having to ask the caller to redial. It also means that we can handle child […]

Newsletter: 8th April 2022

I hope you like our new Village Schools Partnership logo which graphic designed Jay Bennett has been working on for us over the last few months. I asked Jay to incorporate the existing Bee (for Buckland Brewer), Kite (for Parkham) and overlapping W’s (for Woolsery) and also portray the rurality of our Partnership… and I […]

Newsletter: 1st April 2022

Parkham Pantomime¬†(Oh yes it is…!) Parkham Panto is running next week on 7th, 8th and 9th April. this is a whole-community effort and rumours are that it’s a very funny show indeed! Although some of the cast are seasoned hands in the world of pantomime, this production of Aladdin is the first panto from this […]

Newsletter: 25th March 2022

Welcome to the Village Schools Partnership! It’s really exciting to be able to welcome you to our new, joint Newsletter for the three schools. As I explained to parents with children at Buckland Brewer and Parkham the Newsletter will continue to be based on the Woolsery School website until the new Village Schools Partnership website […]

Newsletter: 18th March 2022

Village Schools Partnership Hopefully everyone has received their official notification that both Governing Boards votes unanimously to form a new federation, the “Village Schools Partnership” at their meetings this week. This is a hugely positive and proactive step for all three schools to be taking and we are very much looking forward to getting started […]

Newsletter: 11th March 2022

End of Consultation Period Just a reminder that this weekend marks the end of the statutory consultation period for the proposed formation of the Village Schools Partnership federation with Parkham and Buckland Brewer schools. If you’ve not yet contributed your views and/or questions please use this form so that Governors can consider all opinions when […]

Newsletter: 4th March 2022

World Book Day Thank you to everyone who supported World Book Day yesterday by dressing up in PJs and amazing Onesies. Even Rev’d Jane gave her assembly in a dinosaur onesie! Thank you also if you were able to come in to school to share a book, we were really pleased with the number of […]

Newsletter: 18th February 2022

Storm Closure We are so sad to have had to close the school today due to the red weather warning issued by the MET Office. We had been very determined to keep things running for those who could come in to school safely today but in the end this just wasn’t possible. I hope you […]

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